Dayton Power and Light (DP&L) is partnering with The Foodbank and other area food pantries to distribute 160,000 energy efficient light bulbs to help families reduce their energy costs.
Families served will receive free ENERGY STAR certified Compact Fluorescent Light (CFL) bulbs from DP&L, kicking off on Earth Day. The free CFLs will help families save on their energy costs, allowing them to make other needed purchases.
CFLs use about 75 percent less energy than incandescent bulbs and can save $30 or more in electricity costs over the lifetime of the bulb. The average home has 40 light bulb sockets. When incandescent bulbs are replaced with energy efficient CFLs, families may receive up to $1,200 in savings.
“Using CFLs can mean significant energy savings for our customers and DP&L is proud to partner with The Foodbank and local food pantries to help those who need a hand,” said DP&L President and CEO, Derek A. Porter.
The CFL giveaway is another way DP&L contributes to the community through local food pantries for residents of the Miami Valley. Each year, DP&L and DPL employees also donate to food drives and pantries throughout our 24-county service area and volunteer their time to these organizations. The Foodbank, located at 56 Armor Place in Dayton, will be hosting the kickoff CFL distribution today.
“DP&L offers generous support in our community, especially to those individuals most in need,” says Michelle Riley, CEO of The Foodbank. “They are Hunger Heroes. The CFL giveaway is just one more example of their local contributions. Household items are very popular among the families served by our member agencies. To be able to provide these necessities, especially energy-efficient light bulbs, makes a real difference.”
Beginning April 22, DP&L will also be distributing CFLs at Shared Harvest Food Bank,
5901 Dixie Highway in Fairfield and at Second Harvest Food Bank, 701 E. Columbia Avenue in Springfield.
The CFL distribution is part of DP&L’s Residential Energy Efficiency Programs that provide discounted energy efficient light bulbs to customers at participating local retailers. The bulbs help people reduce energy use, save money and protect the environment all year long – not just on Earth Day.
For more information about where to buy discounted CFL light bulbs and more energy savings opportunities, visit www.dpandl.com/save.